Political Theory Option

Freshman YearCredits
PSCI 200 - Introduction to Conducting Political Inquiry3
PSCI 210IS - Introduction to American Government3
PSCI 214IS - Principles of Political Science
or PSCI 240 - Introduction to Public Administration
PSCI 230D - Introduction to International Relations3
CLS 101US - Knowledge and Community3
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3
M 105Q - Contemporary Mathematics (formerly M 145Q, Math for Liberal Arts)3
University Core and Electives9
Year Total: 30
Sophomore YearCredits
And Junior Year
ECNS 101IS - Economic Way of Thinking3
PHL 236Q - Logic3
Choose three of the following:9
PSCI 323 - Modern Political Thought
PSCI 354 - Contemporary Issues in Political Theory
PSCI 356 - Classical Political Thought
PSCI 454 - Cinema and Political Theory
PSCI 455 - Politics & Virtue
One upper division Policy & Analysis course3
One upper division International Relations course3
One upper division Political Institutions course 3
University Core and Electives/Internship - PSCI 49836
Year Total: 60
Senior YearCredits
PSCI 499R - Senior Project/Thesis3
Electives/Internship - PSCI 49827
Year Total: 30
Total Program Credits: 120

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above. No political science course may be counted in more than one upper division sub-field requirement.  Political science majors must fulfill Social Science Inquiry (IS) and Diversity (D) University Core requirements outside of the PSCI rubric. Before a political science major may enroll in any upper division political science course, the student must have achieved a grade of "C" or better in all lower division courses required for the political science major. To be credited toward graduation, a student must earn a "C" or better in any upper division political science course required for the major.